NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

 

In high school sports:
Yesterday:

In football:
Little Snake River Valley beat Farson-Eden 48-8.
Hayden topped Vail Christian 49-20.
Steamboat fell to Rifle 56-0.
Soroco lost to West Grand 60-28.
Meeker beat Roaring Fork 35-0.
Rangely won against South Park 50-26.
Moffat County defeated Montezuma-Cortez 42-19.

In volleyball:
Little Snake River Valley beat Meeteetse in a regional playoff game (25-13, 25-12, 25-17) and then lost to Burlington (18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 22-25).
Hayden lost to Vail Mountain (25-7, 25-16, 25-16).

TROOPERS RESPOND TO ROLLOVER ON MCR 200

Two teenagers were lucky to escape a car accident yesterday without serious injuries.  State Troopers responded to a roll-over accident yesterday on Moffat County Road 200, about 7 miles northeast of Craig.  Troopers say 17-year old Kaylie Clawson was likely driving too fast, when she went off the road and rolled the vehicle.  Kaylie was taken to The Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries, while her passenger, 17-year old Austin Edwards was released from the scene without injuries.  Neither were wearing their seat belts.  The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

 

PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACQUIRE CONSERVATION EASEMENT NEAR MAYBELL

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved the acquisition of a 15,000-acre Perpetual Conservation Easement on the Tuttle Ranch in Moffat County. The purchase will help preserve critical habitat and winter range for wildlife while allowing ranching operations to continue.  Consisting of sagebrush steppe, foothills grassland and pinyon-juniper woodlands, the property is home to greater sage-grouse and provides critical winter range for elk, mule deer and pronghorn.  The conservation easement was purchased from the RSH Land Company LLC, with a combination of funds from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado.

 

CLUB 20 WANTS COLLABORATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 Advanced telecommunications services, like broadband technologies, are becoming more essential in the delivery of health care and education.  Additionally, advanced telecommunications services are important to businesses, small and large, in attracting new business and retaining existing business in our communities.  Rural Colorado communities are all too often behind their urban counterparts in accessing the kinds of technologies readily available in more populated areas.   Recently proposed changes in the regulatory and legislative framework at the federal and state level could ultimately widen the technology gap between Colorado’s urban and rural communities.

CLUB 20 members would like to see a comprehensive, coordinated plan developed to deliver advanced telecommunications across all Colorado communities.  Right now there are many organizations including the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, the Office of Information Technology, telecommunications providers and the Colorado Legislature who are working individually rather than collectively in the delivery of telecommunications services and the rules by which these services will be delivered.  These individual efforts are creating a patchwork of available services leaving many of our communities without needed service and creating duplicate or even triplicate service to a select few.

Please join us on November 15, 2012, for the first CLUB 20 “Building toward Broadband for Colorado Conference” as we explore this issue. For more information please call us at (970) 242-3264 or email us at admin@club20.org.

STEAMBOAT CHAMBER OFFERS APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL EVENT FUNDING

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is now accepting applications for summer 2013 Special Event Funding. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 26th. For application please visit www.steamboatchamber.com/funding or contact Sarah Leonard at 970-875-7006.

 

SENATOR UDALL URGES RESIDENTS TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST WILDFIRES

Mark Udall encouraged Coloradans today, during Wildfire Awareness Month and the ongoing 2012 wildfire season, to be proactive and safeguard their homes, communities and businesses from the threat of future wildfires.  “As Coloradans make their ways through the fall months, now is the time to look ahead and do all we can to safeguard our homes and communities from the threat of future wildfires,” Udall said. “Simple and effective fire-mitigation methods do not always cost a lot of time or money. In fact, common-sense steps taken while doing your fall yard work can make an enormous difference in the long run.”  Udall also thanked Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson and Larimer counties for their efforts in getting the word out about fire mitigation by recognizing October as Wildfire Awareness Month.

In high school sports:
Yesterday:

In football:
Little Snake River Valley beat Farson-Eden 48-8.
Hayden topped Vail Christian 49-20.
Steamboat fell to Rifle 56-0.
Soroco lost to West Grand 60-28.
Meeker beat Roaring Fork 35-0.
Rangely won against South Park 50-26.
Moffat County defeated Montezuma-Cortez 42-19.

In volleyball:
Little Snake River Valley beat Meeteetse in a regional playoff game (25-13, 25-12, 25-17) and then lost to Burlington (18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 22-25).
Hayden lost to Vail Mountain (25-7, 25-16, 25-16).

Tomorrow:
In volleyball:
Little Snake River Valley plays Encampment at Regionals at Lander High School at 11.
Soroco welcomes North Park at 1.
Hayden goes to Vail Christian at 3.
Moffat County hosts Olathe at noon and Gunnison at 3.
Meeker is on the road to West Grand at 3.
Rangely is home against Paonia at 3.